Journal article

A mixed-methods study of the demographic and behavioural correlates of walking to a more distant bus stop

Bruna S Ragaini, Melanie J Sharman, Anna Lyth, Kim A Jose, Leigh Blizzard, Corey Peterson, Fay H Johnston, Andrew Palmer, Jagannath Aryal, Julie Williams, Elaine A Marshall, Megan Morse, Verity J Cleland

Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives | Elsevier BV | Published : 2020


Walking to more distant public transport stops is commonly promoted for physical activity gain. We examined the uptake of, and reasons for, this behaviour and its correlates through a cross-sectional survey (n = 944) and independent interview study (n = 22). Quantitative analysis examined correlates of frequency of walking to more distant bus stops, including demographic variables, past week bus use, bus stop accessibility, and physical activity. Interviews explored reasons for engaging in this behaviour. Of participants (38%) who had used the bus the previous week, 13% had walked to a more distant bus stop every/most times. Median walking and total physical activity were highest (P = 0.00..

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